Lena Horne - Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne
- by Lena Horne ~ The Men In My Life ~ $11.95 (Save 30%)
Hardcover Book Details
- 598 Pages
- Medium Format
- Lightly Illustrated in B&W Photos
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Publisher: Atria Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gavin has gotten closer than any other writer to the celebrity who has lived in reclusion since 1998. Incorporating insights from the likes of Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll, Arthur Laurents, and several of Horne's fellow chorines from Harlem's Cotton Club, Stormy Weather offers a fascinating portrait of a complex, even tragic Horne -- a stunning talent who inspired such giants of showbiz as Barbra Streisand, Eartha Kitt, and Aretha Franklin, but whose frustrations with racism, and with tumultuous, root-less childhood, left wounds too deep to heal. The woman who emerged was as angry as she was luminous.
From the Cotton Club's glory days and the back lots of Hollywood's biggest studios to the glitzy but bigoted hotels of Las Vegas's heyday, this behind-the-scenes look at an American icon is as much a story of the limits of the American dream as it is a masterful, ground-breaking biography.
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